|For Immediate Release:
Robots: In Our Image
a presentation by Eliot K Daughtry,
Executive Director/Founder of the
Robot Identification Institute
a video performance by killer banshee
Friday, December 4, 2009
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Robot Identification Institute @ 21 Grand
25th St @ Broadway [nr 19th St BART]
Oakland CA 94612
Most of the world's robots are industrial, but most of the ones we imagine look like humans. Why do we think about one and use another? How can a robot be a human and also be an artificial intelligence? Why are we comfortable with some robots, but find others creepy? Why are more robots male than female? This presentation will discuss major areas of the Robot Taxonomy Project, an ongoing effort to classify all types of robots and why humans create them.
Daughtry, Executive Director and Founder of the RII, explores the cultural
meaning of robots. More concerned with why we create robots, than how
to make robots, Daughtry examines narrative patterns, industrial development,
and visual representations to reveal and refute underlying assumptions about
robots and their meanings.
banshee, a collaboration between Kriss De Jong and Eliot K Daughtry explores
the intersection of public and private archives, manipulating video, images
and sound in real time.
presentation will be followed by the closing reception for the Robot Taxonomy
Project at 21 Grand.
Suggested Donation: $5
for more information:
The Robot Identification Institute is open at 21 Grand
416 25th St, Oakland CA 94612
Thu 4-8 pm
Fri 4-6 pm
Sat-Sun 2-6 pm
or by appointment scheduled via rii AT uncannyvalley DOT net